BMW M3 CSL (E46) (1:12, Otto Models)

  • BMW M3 CSL (E46) (from 2004)
  • Otto Models
  • 1:12
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • silver
  • G029
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 2.000 pieces
 
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The BMW M3 CSL (E46): A legend among road cars

The BMW M3 CSL (E46) is an outstanding vehicle that was produced from 2000 to 2006. This model represents the "Coupe Sport Lightweight" variant of the E46, the third generation of the BMW M3. The BMW M3 CSL was designed to provide the ultimate blend of performance and lightweight construction. With a weight of around 1385 kg (3053 pounds) and a power output of 360 PS (355 horsepower), the CSL achieved exceptional driving dynamics. The engineering team, including Burkhard Göschel and Gerhard Richter, focused on weight reduction by using materials like carbon fiber, aluminum, and fiberglass. One of the most notable components was the carbon fiber roof, which not only reduced weight but also lowered the vehicle's center of gravity.

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Special Features: Performance and Technology of the BMW M3 CSL (E46)

The BMW M3 CSL (E46) is renowned for its modified 3.2-liter inline-six engine (S54B32HP), which produces an impressive 360 PS (355 horsepower) and 370 Nm (273 pound-feet) of torque. The vehicle was equipped with a special exhaust system made of titanium to minimize weight while producing a unique sound. The CSL also featured a special Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG II) with paddle shifters on the steering wheel for quick and precise gear changes. Notably, the CSL's suspension and braking systems were optimized for track use, further enhancing its performance.

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The 1/12 Scale Model by Otto Models

For collectors and enthusiasts, Otto Models offers a highly detailed miniature in 1/12 scale. Part of the collection of Modelly member "neophyte1410," this model accurately replicates the original. The model's body showcases the distinctive "gills" inlets on the front fenders and the aggressive front design with the iconic kidney grilles. The model is finished in a sleek yet elegant silver paint, emphasizing the vehicle's clean lines. Even the BMW M logos and emblems are correctly positioned and to scale. The model's wheels appear to be authentic BMW M rims, adding a stylish and authentic touch.

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Detail Accuracy and Perfection in the Model Car

The 1/12 scale model by Otto Models stands out for its outstanding detail accuracy. The tiny details, such as the precise replication of the tail lights and dual exhaust system, are particularly noteworthy. The interior of the model is meticulously reproduced, including the seats and instrument panel that closely resemble the original. The attention to detail is evident in the fine lines and panel gaps that match the layout of the real BMW M3 CSL. This level of accuracy and detail makes it a highly valuable piece for collections and enthusiasts of high-quality model cars.


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